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News About Notary Books, especially those by Tim Gatewood or those which he has found especially useful

On Titles of Documents and Sworn Statements

On Titles of Documents and Sworn Statements. (The “titles” referred to here are not real estate titles or car/truck/mobile home titles that show who owns property. They are the name of the document as shown at the top of the … Continue reading

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Why Documents Are Notarized

Why Documents Are Notarized Some understanding of why documents are notarized and what notarization means is important, both to notaries public and to the public that we serve. Documents are generally notarized for one or more of the following reasons: … Continue reading

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What is a Testimonium Clause?

What is a Testimonium Clause? Notary certificates will often have wording that is beyond what may be strictly required, especially under the laws of your state. This extra or surplus wording is called surplusage. This is not to be confused … Continue reading

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December News for Notary Memphis

Woo hoo ! I finished the first draft of American Notary Basics ! The month long Write Nonfiction in November challenge did not go exactly as I had hoped and I had to revise my goal from having the book … Continue reading

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Essential Books for American Notaries

As a notary public, you have a responsibility to educate yourself on the duties of the office. While a few of the larger states have some classes and required exams, most states seem to leave the matter of notary education … Continue reading

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